Call of Duty Vanguard Season 1 Release Date, Leaks & Everything We Know

The launch of Call of Duty: Vanguard is fast approaching and as Season 6 of Warzone and Black Ops Cold War start moving towards their conclusion, attention is already turning to what the first season of post-launch content for Vanguard will have in store.

With no "Reloaded" update for Black Ops Cold War, the next major drop of content will be when Season 1 gets underway after a slight delay. With new Operators, weapons, and more arriving, it's set to be another season packed full of new content.

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2 December 2021 - Season 1 Battle Pass

As with the start of every new Call of Duty season, players will be able to get their hands on a brand-new Battle Pass packed with 100 Tiers of new content to unlock. The exact details have yet to be revealed, but we can expect plenty of cosmetic items to be included.

1 December 2021 - Fan-favourite Map Returning

In a recent Call of Duty blog post, Activision has revealed that a "fan-favourite classic Call of Duty map" will be arriving as part of Season 1. It will be modelled around a Pacific theme but details on which map has received a rework have yet to be revealed.

30 November 2021 - How To Unlock M1944 Hyde Carbine

One of the new guns heavily rumoured to be arriving in Season 1 is the M1944 Hyde Carbine, a variation on the M1928 which is already a part of the Vanguard arsenal. Find out everything we know about the weapon in our guide.

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29 November 2021 -

With just over a week until the start of Season 1, we can expect more information on what the upcoming season will contain as Sledgehammer Games and Activision begin to reveal more intel. Be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news!

26 November 2021 - Double XP Weekend

Ahead of Season 1's launch, Vanguard players can benefit from a Double XP Weekend, allowing you to rank up quickly, level up weapons, and level up each Operator much faster than normal.

25 November 2021 - Sledgehammer Games Releases Statement

Prior to the launch of Season 1, Sledgehammer Games has released a statement after receiving plenty of feedback surrounding several bugs and glitches currently affecting the game.

24 November 2021 - Secrets of the Pacific Event

With a couple of weeks until the start of Season 1, the Secrets of the Pacific event is still expected to take place on November 24th despite the start date of Season 1 being pushed back. Check out our dedicated hub to find everything you need to know about the event.

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Warzone Season 6 End Date

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Thanks to the Season 6 Battle Pass, we can determine exactly when the current season will be ending. The season is due to end on December 2nd, maintaining the two-month cycle for each season of content. Rather than a Reloaded update taking place halfway through the season, it's believed that it has been replaced in order to make way for Vanguard's integration into the battle royale.

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Vanguard Season 1 Start Date

Activision has revealed that Season 1 of Vanguard will begin on December 8th with a wealth of new maps, game modes, weapons, and more content for Zombies.

Warzone Season 1 Start Date

As expected, Season 1 of Warzone will begin at the start of December, specifically on December 9th. The update will mark a new start for Warzone, including the launch of the Pacific map known as Caldera, RICOCHET anti-cheat, and the addition of fighter planes as a new vehicle.

Vanguard Season 1 Weapons

Notable Call of Duty leaker @TheGhostOfHope has managed to uncover the weapons that will be making their way into Vanguard as part of Season 1. The Welgun and M1944 Hyde Carbine look to be two new submachine guns while the third weapon to arrive is the PTRS-41 sniper rifle.

Vanguard Season 1 Maps

Before the new season gets underway, Activision has announced that Shipment will be returning to multiplayer on November 17th. As for new maps, once the season gets underway, the publisher has confirmed that there will be three new maps that have yet to be revealed.

Vanguard Season 1 Operators

The recently leaked key art for Season 1 of Vanguard shows three Operators that will be arriving in the game:

  • Anna
  • Lewis
  • Francis
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It's likely one of them will feature in the Battle Pass while the others are likely to be unlocked through another method that could involve purchasing a bundle from the store.

Vanguard Season 1 Battle Pass

As with the start of any Call of Duty season, there will be an all-new Battle Pass complete with 100 Tiers of content to unlock. Details on what the Battle Pass will contain are currently unknown but it's likely to feature a variety of Operator Skins, Weapon Blueprints, and other cosmetic items.

That's everything we know so far about Season 1 of Vanguard. Be sure to check back regularly for all the latest news, rumours, and information surrounding the new season. In the meantime, check out everything we know about Vanguard's multiplayer and Zombies mode.